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. turning the page. mitt romney accepts the republican nomination for president and makes his case for why america needs a change in the white house. >> to the a ma yort of americans who believe the future won't be better than the past. i can guarantee this, if barack obama is elected, you'll be right. still churning. isaac turns into a tropical depression but there's still floodwaters rising. stealing the show. it was mitt romney's night at the republican national convention but a speech by hollywood star clint eastwood is generating a lot of buzz. >> what do you want me to tell romney? i can't tell him that do that. can't do that to himself. i can't tell him that do that. can't do that to himself. [ laughter ] captioning funded by cbs
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>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday august 31, 2012. that is going to be the talk of today. good morning everybody. good to be with you on a friday. i'm terrell brown. the balloons have fallen, the lights are out at the republican national convention. now the race is on. after years of trying, mitt romney finally accepted his party's nomination last night. he talked about his life, his religion, his business background, then went after president obama. his speech was overshad woed by a surreal performance by dirty harry himself. clint eastwood. susan mcginnis? >> absolutely at clint eastwood's speech and then there's mitt romney, who talking to folks here, he definitely delivered last night. he promised no new taxes on the middle class and 12 million new jobs. mitt romney got a standing ovation as he entered the convention hall for the biggest
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speech of his life. >> i am proud to introduce to you the next president of the united states of america, mitt romney. >>nd romney wasted little time making his nomination official. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> he focused on his life, including an emotional nod to his parents. >> my mom and dad were true partners. a life lesson that shaped me by everyday example. when my mom ran for the senate, my dad was there for her every step of the way. >> he laid out why he should win in november. >> i have a plan to create 12 million new jobs. >> and why he thinks president obama should not win. >> you know there's something wrong with the kind of job he's done as president when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him. >> mitt romney worked for six years to win his party's nomination and after several days of celebrating that achievement, now the real work begins. >> there's a lot of people out
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there who are grassroots people, and they are a little disappointed to be honest. they're very, very disappointed and i think mitt romney in these next coming days, weeks, months up until election day, i think he's going to listen. >> the delegates on the convention floor say they are excited to go to work for mitt romney and paul ryan. >> i'm anxious to go back home and work on the campaign and make this a reality. >> so the speech was very well-received by republicans here. possibly eclipsed somewhat by clint eastwood's speech whisk called by some as very bizarre. more on that later. >> we'll be talking about it this morning. susan mcginnis in tampa. have a good weekend. romney also spoke out about his religious beliefs. he's the first mormon nominee. senior political reporter for cbs.com has more. >> mitt romney made the case in
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tampa that he would be a better steward of the economy than obama. he knows he's not as likeable as president obama. he suffers from 'em path i gap. his message was look, obama is a good guy but he's not gotten the job done. he talked about his faith and fundamentally made the case that, hey, he might not be your best friend, but he's someone that you can trust to turn this economy around. it was not, i would say, the most thrilling speech that's ever been given to wrap up a convention. i think barack obama and george w. bush were more successful speakers, but it did get the job done. mitt romney got through it. he made his case and he should get a small bump from this convention. i'm brian montopoli from tampa. >> a court on thursday rejected a new texas voter i.d. law. the judges say the lawi requires voters to show photo identification at the polls discriminates against low income
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blacks and hispanics. they'll appeal. >> in colorado, officials trying to cut down on voter fraud found only 16 people out of 4,000 are ineligible to vote. isaac is getting weaker but continues to produce heavy rains, spin off tornadoes and potentially damaging wind gusts. it's now a tropical depression moving slowly across arkansas and southern missouri. the massive storm is blamed for at least two deaths, flooding hundreds of homes and leaving about 9,000 customers without power. drew levinson has more. >> the brunt of isaac has passed but the damage is far from over. rising waters forced more evacuations from la place and reserve, louisiana, with people and animals hurrying to get out. joshua jones is one of the hundreds rescued. they're headed to shelters in shreveport. >> we had to like climb on top of the houses until the boats got us. >> the evacuees in shreveport were already exhausted and hungry. some didn't want to be there. >> they forced us. they dragged me out.
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>> a bird's eye view shows the damage in hard hit plaquemines parish. homes are flooded to the second story and cows stranded on a small patch of land. >> the national guard along with the sheriff's department and other rescue workers are using this parking lot as a staging area. the reason they're here is because it's one of the few places that has electricity. >> hundreds of thousands of customers are without power across the state. few gas stations are open. and the ones that are have long lines. some people stocked up filling extra containers. a mandatory evacuation order was issued where it swelled banks. >> it's crazy. we moved here after katrina. we're praying that everything will be fine. >> crews are pumping water out of the lake to take pressure off the dam. >> we've got pumps in place here. they're not moving a large volume of water. we're trying to get as much as out as we can. >> isaac is bringing heavy rain into the midwest by the weekend.
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it could be a couple of weeks before power is restored to everyone here in louisiana. drew levinson, cbs news, la place, louisiana. from storms to fire, at least nine large wildfires are burning in montana. a fire near roscoe has burned about 1800 acres. it's about 50% contained. 20 homes were ordered to evacuate. officials say the fire started tuesday. high temperatures and high winds are making it difficult for firefighters to battle the flames. and the pentagon is threatening legal action against a former navy seal who wrote a book on the raid that killed osama bin laden. it's called no easy day and set to be released on tuesday. they're saying he violated two nondisclosure agreements. the department of defense says it's considering all legal remedies, which could include prosecuting owen or taking all the royalties raised by the book. coming up on the morning news, go ahead, make his day. clint eastwood grabs the spotlight at the republican national convention wi his off the cuff speech.
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defense attorneys for james holmes, the accused gunman in the colorado shooting rampage made a surprise announcement. during a court hearing thursday, they said holmes tried unsuccessfully to cl his psychiatrist just nine minutes before the attack. holmes attended that court hearing yesterday. here's john block stone. >> when the package from holmes to dr. fenton was discovered in the university mail room, investigators sent in the bomb squad, fearing it contained explosives. instead, investigators reportedly found a notebook with crude drawings that seemed to suggest planning for a mass murder. while much about holmes remains a mystery, documents from the university of iowa released today give some insight. in his 2010 application to graduate school at the university, holmes wrote, he had a strong desire to explore the unknown. he wrote about working at a camp where children with
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schizophrenia were heavily medicated saying this did not solve their problems, only create new ones. in response to holmes application, one university official advised do not offer admission under any circumstances. at this time in court james holmes seemed slightly more engaged, talking briefly a couple of times to his defense attorneys. but he still often had that strange wide-eyed look as he peered around the courtroom. i did not see him look directly at the psychiatrist who once treated him at the university of colorado. john blackstone, cbs news, centennial, colorado. "moneywatch" time on this friday. the buildup for ben bernanke's speech. ines ferre with more. how the stock markets move could depend on what the federal chairman says. bernanke is expected to give his assessment of the struggling u.s. economy during a meeting of bankers in wyoming. investors will be looking for signs about what the fed may do
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next. more worries about china's growth sent market down. tokyo's nikkei dropped 1.5% to hit a four-week closing low. hong kong's hang seng lost a quarter of a percent. wall street stocks ended lower as investors wait to hear what bernanke says. thursday, the dow industrial average lost 106 points, the nasdaq was down 32. consumers did some spending this major. some of the nation's major reers say it was up in august. and industry trade dprups back to school buying drove sales higher. amazon says the kindle fire tablet computer is sold out. the tablet was launched last november. amazon won't say how many were sold but it captured about 22% of u.s. tablet sales making it the second most popular tablet. amazon is pecks ekted to announce a new model next week.
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here's a look at the forecast in some cities around the country. in new york, sunny and breezy, 92 degrees. partly sunny in miami, 91 degrees. partly sunny in los angeles, 87 degrees. let's check your national forecast. remnants of hurricane isaac will bring heavy flooding to arkansas, alabama and the florida panhandle. isolated thunderstorms are possible. the northeast sunny and dry. heavy rain in the mississippi and lower ohio valleys. the west will be mostly dry and sunny. in sports, we're leading into labor day weekend. that means it's the end much summer and that also means it's the start of football. the college football season kicked off last night in nashville, vanderbilt hosting number 9 carolina. the gamecocks survive a scare. connor shaw gets it down to the one-yard line. marcus lattimore slams it in two plays later for the go-ahead touchdown. south carolina wins 17-13. andy rod i can's last tennis
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match as a pro could come later today. he said this year's u.s. open would be his last tournament before he retires. rod i can was once the number one ranked player in the world. on the court thursday, roger federer continued his quest for a second straight grand slam title. he knocked off his opponent in straight sets. the cubs trailed the brewers by six runs but tied it up in the sixth on a bases loaded single by brett jackson. the cubbies will be down two runs in the bottom of the ninth but soriano delivers a walk-off single to center to hand chicago a 12-11 victory. oakland gets four home runs, including josh reddick -- they top the indians for the sixth win in a row. finally, a bizarre play by both teams. get this.
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in a college football game. watch what happens here. the player, it's a live ball. kent state's andre parker scoops it up, starts running the wrong way. he gets pushed out of bounds at his own 27-yard line. we're not sure why the opposing team did that. they should have let him run the ball. if they would have done it, it would have been a safety in the wrong team's end zone. that's a crazy story. i've actually done that once, in middle school football. different deal. >> had we come back, another look at this morning's top stories. clint eastwood's convention surprise. why everyone is talking about the actor's rambling speech. asil irregularity is no big deal, think twice. it may be a sign that your digestive system could be working better. listen to this. with occasional irregularity, things your body doesn't use could be lingering in your system, causing discomfort. but activia has been shown in clinical studies to help with slow intestinal transit when consumed 3 times per day. 7 out of 10 doctors recommend activia.
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here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. in washington, mostly sunny and breezy, 93 degrees. afternoon thunderstorms in atlanta, 86. same deal in st. louis, 86 degrees. mostly sunny in denver, 88. partly sunny sunny skies in seattle, 71. top stories now on a friday.
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the republican national convention ended last night with mitt romney accepting his party's presidential nomination. during his speech, he pledged to create millions of jobs and accused president obama of failing to deliver on his promises. isaac is now a tropical depression but continues to dump drenching rain as it crawls north. the storm killed at least two people. floodwaters submerged hundreds of homes and forced thousands to evacuate. it was mitt romney's night at the republican national convention but hollywood legend clint eastwood stole the show with an unscripted and at times scathing speech aimed at president obama. >> eastwood's appearance was a surprise last minute addition to the convention schedule. he was slotted to speak before marco rubio was going to introduce mitt romney. >> sif a little for mitt. >> ad libbing his speech with no teleprompter for nearly twice
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the time he was allotted. >> i just was going to ask him a couple questions. >> eastwood aimed questions at president obama. he was represented by an empty chair on the convention stage. >> how do you handle promises that you've made when you're running for election? i think it may be time. what do you think for maybe a businessman, how about that? >> at one point, even fielding a question from the imaginary president. >> what do you want me to tell romney? i can't tell him to do that. can't do that to himself. >> the convention crowd seemed to enjoy eastwood. but the off the cuff remarks left political commentators scratching their heads wondering if he had taken the spotlight off mitt romney's speech. >> this speech is going to make the front page of the new york times and the washington post but the talk shows all the morning shows, he's going to be competing for attention with clint eastwood. i just think that's not a very good political strategy. >> i'll start it. you finish it.
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go ahead, make my day. >> the reaction online to eastwood's appearance was swift. a twitter account call the@invisible obama popped up within minutes gaining tens of thousands of followers. the president himself offered a response on the social networking site. his official account tweeting a picture of mr. obama sitting in his official chair with the message, "this seat is taken." >> eastwood is no stranger to politics. he's a registered republican but has supported democrats in the past. finally a presidential race playing out in nevada. two pigs hoofed it out to the finish line. look at 'em go. in a race to predict the next president, the pig representing president obama won in a photo finish by a snout. the predictions aren't always accurate. they predicted john mccain would win four years ago. after your local news on "cbs this morning," a wrap of the republican national
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>> all four cars on the street. the weekend is here. >> last day of meteorological summer. it's going out with -- it's not going to be just a little muggy but a lot hotter. we'll be in the mid-90s today. pace yourself. drink plenty of water. air quality is unhealthy for sensitive groups. we'll look the at day planner. nice and dark. 6:36 is when the sun rises. we have a ways to go here but look how quickly we're going to warm up. lunch time 88. it will feel like it's in the 90s already with a temperature at 4:00 about 94. a toasty afternoon ahead on this friday. this morning our temps, some spots still have 60s, even 50s. york, pennsylvania and petersburg, west virginia. but it's become more humid. not as crisp it was the last couple of mornings. 26 la plata. annapolis 177 this hour. leesburg -- is 77 this hour.
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leesburg 67. expect a sunny day. we don't really have any clouds to talk about. with all the sun and winds turning more to the west, southwest is shooting temperatures up there. 93 at the pax river naval air station. 94 in martinsburg. maybe as warm as 97 in these areas that run a little hotter. i'm expecting a high here in d.c. of 95. it's 4:26. monika samtani, tgif. hey, howard, at least the pools are still open, right? for a few more days. we'll need that with these temperatures. if you're headed out right now, it might be cooler right now and lighter as well than it will be later in the day for the long weekend holiday getaway. so keep that in mind for your travel plans. if you are headed to work, you're going to have to deal with a little bit of construction on the outer loop from 66 to route 50 and on the inner loop route 123 to the dulles toll road. that should be clearing up shortly. let's take a live look outside and show what you it looks like if you're planning to head here on 270 southbound. no issues to report from 109 to
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germantown. back over to the maps this time out to route 50. if you're planning to head over to the bay bridge, again, this is the best time to go there headed to the beach right now it's going to be very light, too. the bridge span no problems on the beltway in prince george's county. a last live down south if alexandria. crossing the wilson bridge again. nice and light. all lanes are open. more traffic at 4:39. mitt romney made his most important speech of the presidential campaign so far. he accepted the republican nomination and he hoped to connect with voters and show why he thinks he is the best candidate for the white house. danielle nottingham has more now from tampa. >> reporter: with balloons and cheers, republicans celebrated the man they want in the white house. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> reporter: mitt romney worked to make the case that president obama has failed. >> you know there's something wrong with the kind of job he's done as president when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him.
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>> reporter: romney blamed president obama for the slow economic recovery. >> i wish president obama had succeeded because i want america to succeed, but his promises gave away to disappointments and division. this isn't something we have to accept. now is the moment when we can do something. >> reporter: romney argued he has the experience to turn the economy around. >> doesn't take a special  government commission to tell us what america needs. what america needs is jobs, lots of jobs. >> reporter: romney's speech was designed to let the american people know more about him. he spoke openly about his family. >> we were mormons and growing up in michigan, that might have seemed unusual or out of place but i really don't remember it that way. my friends cared more about what sports teams we followed than what church we went to. >> reporter: the newly nominated republican ticket won't be celebrating long. romney and paul ryan get to

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